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    Whethu Backpackers

    6 George Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          1 - 5 of 12 reviews

          Reviewed 4 April 2016

          When I arrived the manager had gone out. No one new what was available and when a guy showed me around, most of the beds had been used and not cleaned up, the kitchen was a mess and so was the lounge area, totally disorganized...More

          1  Thank Vikki W
          Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

          We stayed for two Nights during the national Arts Festival in a dorm. There was no wifi and no Secure parking as said on the Homepage. The Kitchen was not useable, too dirty and no good equipment. Staff was not helpful at all. The bathroom...More

          Thank Meisterdiib
          Reviewed 27 January 2014

          I stayed for two weeks when I first arrived in Grahamstown and although it was quiet it was nice and relaxed and staff were friendly. Good outside balcony area and good kitchen to use as well as clean rooms.

          Thank BirminghamMaria
          Reviewed 4 December 2013 via mobile

          staying here out of season is not recommended, the place is earily quiet and the staff have very little to do but look at you as if you are in their space. the camping area is cool and the ablutions are good... awesome kitchen. the...More

          1  Thank Yolande D
          Reviewed 6 April 2013

          We found this place to be very poor quality. The stuff is friendly but seemed to be stoned all day long. The place seemed a little run down and the very simple and small double room was totally overpriced considering SA average. Unless you wanna...More

          1  Thank 30andtravelalot
          About
          Hotel description
          A cosy backpackers in historic Grahamstown. We also organize trips to Addo Elephant Park and excursions to find the endangered Black Rhino.
          Nearby
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          1.28 km away
           
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          Room Tips
          "Double Room was poor and expensive. Maybe the dorms are a better bet...."
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          "ask if there's space in "the cave". Don't get the 4 bed room right next to the lounge."
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